COLUMBUS —Ohio Senator Frank LaRose (R- Copley) offered testimony today before the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee on Senate Bill 8, his legislation that would allow spouses of active duty military members to be eligible for unemployment compensation when their family is transferred to a new duty assignment. Currently, 44 other states and the District of Columbia provide similar benefits to military spouses.
“We should no longer force our military families to choose between splitting up or losing a large portion of the family income,” LaRose said. “Our state is home to a number of key military installations. The changes made by Senate Bill 8 are part of an ongoing effort to make Ohio a more military-friendly state. This is not just simply the right thing to do but will also help keep those key installations in Ohio.”
Senator LaRose also noted that the U.S. Department of Defense, the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, the Ohio National Guard and a number of other veterans organizations support the changes made by Senate Bill 8. More information about Senate Bill 8 can be found here.
Ohio Senator Frank LaRose announced the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 1 yesterday, which continues the state's effort to fight toxic algae in Lake Erie and ensure clean drinking water for Ohioans.
State Senator Frank LaRose today joined his colleagues in welcoming The Ohio State University football team to the Senate Chamber for winning the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship. The team finished the regular season with an 11-1 record and went on to beat Wisconsin, Alabama, and Oregon in the postseason to win their 8th National Title. The team includes eleven players from Stark, Summit, and Wayne counties.
State Senator Frank LaRose will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, February 14, 2015. LaRose represents the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County.